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The Defenders: Nevada v. Senator Harper

Nick and Pete are shocked when their client, a state senator, is charged with the kidnapping and burglary of his mistress in the midst of a divorce case. Meanwhile, Pete defends an attractive cabana girl from accusations of assault and battery.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Wednesday October 20th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) May 06, 2011

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (14 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Julian AcostaJulian Acosta
As Judge Miles Reyes
Michael HarneyMichael Harney
As Detective Hank Smith
Nealla GordonNealla Gordon
As Judge White
Ron MelendezRon Melendez
As ADA Sneed
Teddy SearsTeddy Sears
As ADA Thomas Cole
Jessica TuckJessica Tuck
As Susan Harper
Laura San GiacomoLaura San Giacomo
As Judge Anna Desanti
Michelle LombardoMichelle Lombardo
As Darian Sollaway
Steven CulpSteven Culp
As Senator Clint Harper

Co-Guest Stars
Ambrit MillhouseAmbrit Millhouse
As Court Clerk
Amy CastleAmy Castle
As Amy Dillard
Mel FairMel Fair
As Reporter
Ryan K. SmithRyan K. Smith
As Uniform
Steve TomSteve Tom
As Tom Harrison
Main Cast
Jerry O'Connell
As Pete Kaczmarek
Jim Belushi
As Nick Morelli
Tanya Fischer
As Sophie
Jurnee Smollett
As Lisa Tyler


The scene opens with Pete talking to a walk in client Demetri. She is being charged with assault of a customer at her bar. She explains that this man said he wasn’t paying his tab and grabbed her genitalia. She in turn, grabbed at his wallet and kicked him to get him off of her. She was then arrested and now she is here. Pete inquired about the attack and she proceeded to reenact the incident with Pete. Nick walks in to Demetri pulling Pete on top of her and in embarrassment tells Nick that it’s not what it looks like. Nick walks out with Pete telling him not to sleep with this client. Pete objects stating that he would never sleep with a client...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorNiels Mueller  |  Kevin Kennedy (4)
Executive ProducerGreg Walker  |  Kevin Kennedy (4)  |  Carol Mendelsohn  |  Harry Gantz  |  Joe Gantz  |  Niels Mueller  |  Davis Guggenheim
Co-Executive ProducerLewis Abel  |  Bruce Rasmussen
ProducerJacqueline Hoyt  |  Michael Attanasio
Co-ProducerJohn Forrest Niss  |  Brett Conrad
Consulting ProducerPeter Noah
Production DesignerBill Eigenbrodt
EditorFarrel Jane Levy
Director of PhotographyAlan Caso
Warning: The Defenders season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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